Top 10 World News: Europe vaccinates kids, Leena Nair named Chanel CEO, more

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New Delhi Published: Dec 15, 2021, 09:14 PM(IST)

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As Omicron continues to spread, some European countries are rushing to vaccinate kids. In Netherlands, primary schools will be shut. Hungary, Greece, Spain and Germany have begun vaccinating kids. In other news Chinese President Xi Jinping thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for resisting attempts to undermine China-Russia relations. Indian origin Leena Nair has been named CEO of Chanel. Read this and more in Top 10 world news.

Europe battles to vaccinate kids as EU chief warns Omicron could become dominant variant

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that the Omicron variant should not be dismissed as 'mild' as Europe battles a new COVID-19 wave.

Europe

Xi thanks Putin for standing against attempts to undermine China-Russia relations

Following separate meetings with President Biden in recent weeks, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping are attending a virtual summit today.

Jinping

Indian-origin Leena Nair named global CEO of French fashion group Chanel

Nair, who is a British nationalist, will join Chanel by the end of January next year and will be based in London, the group said.

Nair

Australia allows vaccinated non-citizens to enter amid Omicron threat

The reopening comes even as Sydney in New South Wales recorded 800 new COVID-19 cases.

Melbourne

Kim Jong Un's 10 years in power: A look back at his reign in North Korea

Kim Jong

Unlike most of his contemporaries, Kim has no qualms about elections or term limits, and with his age on his side (he is just in his late 30s), he may expect to stay in government for decades if his health holds up.

Omicron cases may reach parity with Delta by mid-December: UK health agency

UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said AstraZeneca and Pfizer-BioNTech provided much "lower levels of protection against symptomatic infection" compared to Delta.

Omicron

Drought in Kenya: Horrific images show dead giraffes who starved to death

Northern Kenya has gotten less than 30% of typical rainfall since September.The lack of rain has wreaked havoc on the region's biodiversity, aggravated food and water shortages, and pushed cattle to the edge of extinction.

Kenya 

New York all set to get first-ever female police commissioner

Keechant Sewell will also be only the third Black person to lead the New York Police Department (NYPD).

New York

Tesla hit by string of sexual harassment lawsuits: 6 women file complaints

These latest complaints were filed less than a month after two other women brought similar claims against the corporation.

Tesla 

Dad gives 4-year-old son phone to play, he orders USD 1139 worth of ice cream and cakes

A firefighter in Sydney thought handing his phone to his 4-year-old son would be a good way to keep him engaged till he watched daughter's football match. In his words,  'steam was coming' out of his ears when he realised what his boy had done

Ice Cream

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